The 8S is a full range, 2-way loudspeaker in a bass-reflex enclosure, utilizing an 8"/1" coaxial driver combination with a passive crossover. The coaxial design offers a symmetrical dispersion pattern in the horizontal and vertical plane while the cabinet may be mounted in either attitude. With its frequency response from 70 Hz to 20 kHz the 8S can be used as a full range system and also be supplemented by subwoofers from the xS-Series. The enclosure is constructed from marine plywood with an impact resistant black or white paint finish. The front of the loudspeaker cabinet is protected by a rigid metal grill backed by an acoustically transparent foam and the top and bottom panels incorporate an M8 threaded insert. The rear panel incorporates two M8 threaded inserts, two NL4 connectors and a two pole screw terminal block. The loudspeaker cabinets and most accessories are also available with the Special Colour (SC) option that can be executed in all RAL colours, whilst the Weather Resistant (WR) option provides an IP34 rating, and enables operation of loudspeakers in changing ambient conditions.
The d&b audiotechnik loudspeaker range is designed exclusively for operation with d&b amplifiers. These provide power as well as comprehensive control and protection functions tailored to achieve the performance, reliability and longevity associated with the d&b System approach. The d&b 30D amplifier is recommended to drive the 8S. The d&b 10D, D20, D80 and D6 amplifiers can also be used with the appropriate loudspeaker configuration selected.
|Frequency response (–5 dB standard)||70 Hz - 20 kHz|
|Frequency response (–5 dB CUT mode)||110 Hz - 20 kHz|
Max. sound pressure (1m, free field)1
|Cabinets per amplifier channel||4|
|Configuration||Installation specific 2-way compact coaxial loudspeaker|
|Nominal impedance||16 Ω|
|Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 ms)||150/800 W|
|Nominal dispersion angle (h x v)||100° conical|
8" driver with neodymium magnet
1" compression driver coaxially mounted
passive crossover network
2 x NL4
screw terminal block
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||
352 x 224 x 205 mm
13.9 x 8.8 x 8.1"
Application information is presented for guidance only. d&b reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the products and the published specifications. As part of the ongoing development program d&b tries to maintain the highest degree of product compatibility.
The 2-way, passive loudspeaker shall consist of a 8" low frequency driver with a neodymium magnet assembly and a coaxially mounted 1" compression driver.
The bass-reflex enclosure shall be made from marine plywood with an impact resistant black paint finish.
Special colours according to RAL table and a weather resistant option shall be available upon request.
The drivers shall be protected by a powder coated metal grill with an acoustically transparent foam.
The cabinet shall incorporate two M8 threaded inserts on the rear panel for the secure attachment of wall mounts.
The cabinet shall incorporate one M8 threaded inserts on the top and bottom panel for the secure attachment of mounting brackets.
The connection panel on the back shall be recessed and fitted with two NL4 sockets and a two pole screw terminal block.
A cover plate for protection of the connection panel shall be included.
The loudspeaker shall only be operated by a dedicated, compatible controller amplifier.
The loudspeaker shall have a nominal conical dispersion angle of 100°.
The power handling capacity shall be 150 W RMS and 800 W peak (10 ms).
The frequency response (-5 dB) measured on axis shall be 70 Hz to 20 kHz with a maximum sound pressure of at least 124 dB or 127 dB respectively when operated with one of its dedicated controller amplifiers.
The dimensions shall not exceed 224 x 352 x 205 mm (WxHxD) and shall weigh no more than 7.4 kg (16.3 lb).
The loudspeaker shall be the 8S by d&b audiotechnik GmbH.